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Proper 6

Ezekiel 17: 22-24
2 Corinthians 5: 6-17
Mark 4: 26-34

Paul’s argument in this section of 2 Corinthians is complex and far- reaching. He is putting forward a whole new theory of reality and knowledge. Christians, he argues, carry their own reality system around with them, and they have to learn how to make judgements based on that reality and not be fooled by the virtual reality that other people still live in. There will sometimes be some very uncomfortable dissonance between the two ‘realities’, which can confuse and alarm Christians, and Paul is trying to give the Corinthian church some pointers, to help them to judge wisely....

Taken from Lectionary Reflections – Year B by Jane Williams

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